Thank you for your interest in Headley Park Rifle & Pistol Club, and we hope that you will decide to join us – the following information may help you to decide.....
Constitution and Facilities
HPRPC is the shooting sports section of the Lithuanian House Ltd. and is located at their wholly owned subsidiary: Headley Park Hotel, whose extensive facilities are fully available to our section’s members. Management of the Club is governed by a formal constitution drawn up between ourselves and our Lithuanian Landlords and registered with Hampshire Police. Day to day management is governed by the Club Rules, which are distributed to all members.
Headley Park offers the shooter unrivalled facilities which include a 100 yard Small Bore Range, a 25 and 50 metre Gallery Rifle / Muzzle loading Pistol Range and a Training Range. These ranges are open daily from 10am until 6 pm (with some seasonal variations for organised competitions).
The Club offers monthly competitions for Action (Mini) Rifle, Western Shooting, Gallery Rifle, The Plainsman (a micro ‘Quigley’ type competition), Historic Revolver and Rummy Shoot. The Full Bore Rifle section holds monthly competitions at Bisley. The Small Bore Rifle section shoots weekly during the months from late spring to late autumn. Our Shotgun section holds regular sporting competitions once a fortnight.
Please note: all applicants will be issued with a probationary membership card which must be carried at all times whilst on our ranges.
Probationary members are not allowed on our ranges whilst in possession of firearms, air weapons or ammunition unless closely supervised by a full member.
As a Home Office approved club we must insist on a probationary period for applicants who do not hold a current Firearms Certificate (FAC) or who hold an FAC that has been issued for the possession or air weapons only – this refers to the restrictions on certain types of air weapon imposed by either current firearms legislation or current anti social behaviour legislation. As a club we have decided to set a shortened probationary period for holders of an FAC. All probationers will be issued with a ‘Probationary Member’s Attendance Sheet’ which must be signed, on each occasion that you shoot, by either a member of the Club Committee or a full member of at least two years’ standing who will supervise you shooting. The conditions of the probationary period are written into our Club Rules but, in brief, they are as follows:
FAC holders are required to complete a probationary period of three months during which time they must complete a minimum of three shooting attendances. Following the successful completion of the probationary period you will be issued with a full membership card. When in possession of such full membership card you may use the ranges as our Club Rules allow.
Non FAC holders or those who hold an FAC that has been issued for the possession or air
weapons only are required to complete a probationary period of six months
during which time they must complete a minimum of ten shooting attendances.
Your application will be considered by the Club Committee at its meeting which
follows the successful completion of the probationary period. Until the
Committee has approved your application and until a full membership card has
been issued you must not shoot unsupervised. During your probationary period
you will receive training in range discipline and the safe handling of firearms
in respect of rim fire rifles and carbines, centre fire rifles and carbines and
black powder revolvers. Proper training in the use of Black Powder Firearms is
particularly important as it is more complicated (and also potentially more
hazardous) than Centre Fire Firearms
We encourage all new members to attend the competitions arranged by the various disciplines. This will help familiarize you with the different courses of fire. All the necessary equipment will be provided and you will receive nothing but help and encouragement.
The conditions outlined above are, very prescriptive and, at this point, you may well be asking yourself, “Do they actually want new members?” The answer is an emphatic, “Yes.” We have excellent facilities at Headley Park and the capacity to more than double our current membership. We are anxious to introduce new members to the shooting activities which we all enjoy so much. However, we must acknowledge that, during recent years, there has been new legislation passed which calls upon clubs to be more accountable for the training and conduct of their members. We have a duty of care to ensure that inexperienced members receive adequate training and we must encourage them to develop a responsible attitude towards their use of firearms. The legislation for the control and use of firearms exists and we cannot choose to ignore it.
HPR & PC hopes that this introductory letter informs you of what a fantastic range of shooting disciplines the Club has to offer and also, what HPR & PC would expect of you as a member.
If you would like an application form for yourself, please download and complete the appropriate form below. For Junior membership applications, please note that a parent or guardian will also be required to complete a parental consent form.
|Adult Application Form (revised 26/02/2019)|
|(The 'Junior application' and 'Parental Consent' forms are currently being revised, and new versions will appear here soon)|
Completed application forms should be sent to:
Mr. R B Philpott
Secretary, HPR & PC
32 Albert Road
Kingston Upon Thames